Wednesday, February 1, 2012

last weekend fun

                   i went to a class at mindy's wishstudio. got to meet the lovely leah piken kolidas
                                                                played with ink.
                                leah is truly lovely. i hope to create and talk with her again....soon!
                                    it was a beautiful saturday so chris and i took advantage of it.
                                                              i too pick peace.
                                                                    this is very true.
                                                   i played with some ink later that night.
                    i also took an encaustic class sunday with susan. i wish i remembered my camera.
                            i am loving this book!! i highly recommend this book i'm also in it....eeek.
                                            i hope you all had a wonderful last weekend.
many hugs and smiles~ jill

Monday, October 10, 2011

just something to think about

so much as happened since april. got married, got a year older, enjoyed family and friends, concerts etc.....

this sunday chris and i went into portsmouth. we were blessed with amazing weather this weekend and even today. we took a walk to strawberry bank and on our way there we saw this huge black board.
people were invited to write what they wanted before they die.
 i wrote a couple of things down such a FEARLESS, LOVE MYSELF and FORGIVE MYSELF
 one young girl wrote "LIVE" i had tears rolling down my face. a few people wrote fall in love, marry legally(these too made me cry) and people also wrote down places they hope to travel to.
this made me think how often i find myself not living, but how i'm full of worries. maybe i should do this excercise more often.
with each step i will do my best to LIVE MY LIFE as best as i can.( i'm working on a poem for this photo)

may you all live the life you have been given.
hugs and smiles~ jill

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sharing some much over due art

Easter Egg 2011

Art Piece from class

This years Valentines Day gift

I really need to be better at sharing my art and myself with others.
I tend to compare myself with others and do it more often than I'd like to admit.
Why does it matter so much that I forget the talents and beauty that I have.
We ALL possess talent and beauty.

Thanks for stopping by!
hugs + smiles~ Jill

Sunday, January 30, 2011

i'm thankful i took the time to look

this is a picture from this past fall. i was walking through a cemetery and with my LOVE for trees i had to take this picture. when i really stopped to look at the tree i saw a bunny head. do you see it? the eye and ear? funny thing is not only do i LOVE trees i LOVE bunnies too.
at one point when i was in my teens i had three bunnies and yes, i took care of them. my first bunnies name was francis elizabeth and she was so sweet. maybe this is her coming to me in another form, to say thank you.
next time you take a picture or go for a walk really look at what is around you.

Friday, December 24, 2010

happy holidays

still learning over here how to work my blog. i have hopes i'll figure it out soon, but until then
may you all have a very special holiday full of all things true to your hearts <3
xo and smiles~ jill

Friday, November 19, 2010

the rules for being human

i got this list in a class i took many years ago. to this day i post it where i can see it.

1. you will receive a body.
you may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. you will learn lessons.
you are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. you may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. there are no mistakes, only lessons.
growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. the "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works".

4. a lesson is repeated until learned.
a lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. when you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. learning lessons does not end.
there is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. if you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. "there" is no better than "here."
when you're "there" has become a "here" you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

7. others are merely mirrors of you.
you cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

8. what you make of your life is up to you.
you have all the tools and resources you need. what you do with them is up to you. the choice is yours.

9. your answers lie inside you.
the answers to life's questions lie inside you. all you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. you will forget this

11. you can remember it whenever you want.

wishing you all amazingly wonderful human beings a delightful weekend.

hugs and smiles~ jill

Monday, November 1, 2010

the choosing of my blog name

i believe that we are all trying to find our way on this journey through life. so that is why i chose this name "finding my way". i hope while on my way i do it with grace, meet some wonderful people, deal with my struggles, but most of all have fun.
i hope you all enjoy and have a meaningful journey in finding your way.